Icon mil-spec, hi-viz mesh waistcoat:
As I get older, I get more aware of my mortality. So when I started commuting 200 miles per day on the Triumph, I got me one of these in orange. Because as cool as matt black and leather is, being flattened by a truck isn’t.
The Icon Mil-Spec hi-viz vest is, as its name suggests, military spec. What it means is that it’s designed to be work on military bases where a high-visibility vest is required. And it looks sorta cool. In a high-visibility orange sorta way. The reflective strips are also useful, and it’s got a good number of pockets. It’s also got a little St. Christopher medallion built into one of the inside pockets, which is a cute touch.
Now it occurs to me that on my more remote adventures, I should pack this, just in case I need rescuing off the side of a mountain. It’s mesh, so it’s packs small and light, so I only wear it if I need to. And it isn’t completely dorky.